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What are your thoughts on this little poem?

Do you need to stop me?

Do you need to stop me? Please just let me be I hear you calling ‘mat time’ but I just don’t think you see. See, here I am with my all friends engaged in making ‘tea’ With some soft green leaves, a bit water and some sand from the sea. I’m making one for you, Please just let me be, I want you to see what I am making, And smile back at me. I am very busy and I’m sure that you can see, But when you make me stop you miss out on what could be It’s hard for me to stop when I just need to be See what you don’t understand is I am on a learning spree I am learning to be creative, social, and free So do you need to stop me? Please just let me be Routines can wait another five My learning should be the key.
jacque/WA/K-1/nbct 2006 I think this is a wonderful sentiment for a 3-5 year old preschool child, but in kindergarten, ideally, we provide Choice Time (free play) of 40-60 minutes each day to accommodate this kind of learning, which makes me not feel guilty in making them come to a rug time when asked. It is important for all children to learn to follow directions in a ti...See More
Aug 20, 2014
jacque/WA/K-1/nbct 2006 I think this is a wonderful sentiment for a 3-5 year old preschool child, but in kindergarten, ideally, we provide Choice Time (free play) of 40-60 minutes each day to accommodate this kind of learning, which makes me not feel guilty in making them come to a rug time when asked. It is important for all children to learn to follow directions in a ti...See More
Aug 20, 2014


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